Monday, February 25, 2008

Music Monday - "Disko Partizani" - Shantel



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Okay, so I couldn't resist. Ever since Betsy posted this song on Blogness Monster, I've been hooked. I went to i-Tunes that very day and downloaded the whole album immediately. And now Shantel and his Bucovina Club crew of Turkish, Arab, Israeli and German musicians/comedians/followers troop along with him as he combines everything from disco to gypsy music to Klezmer to Turkish pop. The fusion mix is irresistible, and it's become my accompaniment to working out and house cleaning, and occasionally cooking, if I have to chop very fast. While I included "Disko Partizani" below, there is no clunker on the entire album. I especially like the humor and pathos of "Disko Boy."

Have fun and get your Monday dance groove on!

14 comments:

Mariposa said...

Happy Music Monday Jen, hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

anno said...

Another reminder -- I've got wireless! I can download this now! Thanks!!!

Lilacspecs said...

If you like this, come hang out in northern Gent for a bit...plenty of Turkish influence. We had kebab for dinner just last night.

Luisa Perkins said...

I'm such a big fusion fan; I am very intrigued. Thanks!

Jenn in Holland said...

So cool. I think it just may accompany me while I blog today...
I haven't the energy or the desire to clean the house, regardless of the accompaniment. ;)

painted maypole said...

oh. I am boogying in my computer chair.

Thalia's Child said...

catchy!!

Leslie said...

Catchy tune. Julia was completely amazed when he flew on the magic carpet in the video.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love Turkish anything, Lilac - and I'd love to visit Belgium and get to hang out with you, CB and Goofball!

Well, Anno, did you like it? ;-)

Mariposa, I feel like my post was a goofy as yours was poignant today.

Luisa, I hope you like it. He's really tongue-in-cheek.

Jenn - I am NEVER motivated to clean house. The fact that Shantel has helped is a major plus for him in my eyes. ;-)

Leslie - yeah, that was pretty cool.

Maypole and Thalia - it's fun, isn't it?

dianamuse said...

J: Shantel and his Balkan Disko clubbing crew (and their website - fantastic!) are the bomb. So good of you to spread the joy.

Goofball said...

Heeheee it was so contageous that I even played it out loud at work for a colleague..hmm we are not allowed to play youtube stuff at work. Ooooops, just had to play it.


@lilacspecs: oh yes the Sleepstraat, great Turkish pizza there! Mmmmmm.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

They really are, Diana, aren't they? I just love them.

Goofball, this would be perfect for diving in the Red Sea - a perfect fusion mix of that area. Also, Shantel is now based in Tel Aviv.

Goofball said...

oooh i now discover (when searching chantel on i-tunes) that the hit bucovina also features shantel. Do you know that one?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Yes, Goofball, the Bucovina Club is his band.